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Eligibility Requirements

 

Admission into the COMHE major is competitive. All applicants, inluding Hunter College students, must apply for admission to the program, for either fall or spring semester. Students may apply during the semester in which they are completing COMHE prerequisites. Eligibility requirements for admission to the COMHE major are:

  1. Completion of 60 credits at time of admission to the program (courses may still be in progress after applying to COMHE major and before entering the program in spring or fall)
  2. A combined GPA of 3.0 from all colleges attented
  3. Upload of a 250 word essay to the Comhe supplemental application (link below)
  4. Completion of the following Prerequisite Courses with a grade of "C" or better:
  • English Composition (ENG 12000 or equivalent) - 3 cr
  • Intro to Sociology (SOC 10100 or equivalent) - 3 cr
  • Introductory level Psychology OR Anthropology (PSYCH 10000, PSYCH 15000, ANTHC 10100, or equivalent) - 3 cr
  • Introductory level Statistics (STAT 11300 or STAT 21300 [STEM] PSYCH 24800, SOC 24100, ECON 22100, or equivalent) - 3 credits
  • Any upper level course (at least 200 level) in the Social Sciences (e.g., Anthropology [ANTHC], Community Health, Psychology, Sociology or Urban Studies, Women and Gender Studies, or Human Rights) - 3 cr.
    *Note: The Statistics prerequisite or SOC 30100 - Medical Sociology - cannot meet this requirement.
  • Any lab science in the Natural Sciences – 4 to 4.5 cr

Also see Hunter's general college admission page and requirements >>

 

APPLICATION PROCESS & DEADLINES

  1. Students interested in becoming a COMHE BS major must complete either one or two applications depending on one's status.
    • Current Hunter matriculants submit our UPH/COMHE major application.
      NOTE 1: APPLICANTS: USE ONLY EXPLORER, FIREFOX OR SAFARI BROWSER WHEN APPLYING, and UPDATE FLASH. DO NOT USE CHROME, WHICH DOES NOT WORK WITH THE APPLICATION.
      Note 2: Hunter's Registrar major/minor selection form is not accepted by UPH.
    • Non-Hunter (transfer) students must submit BOTH a CUNY Transfer Application and our Urban Public Health (UPH) major application as described in more detail below.
    • Applicants taking COMHE prerequisites may receive conditional acceptance. Final acceptance into the major is contingent upon successful completion of one or more prerequisites, and based on space availability.
  2. CUNY Undergraduate Transfer Application: Non-Hunter students  must complete CUNY's online Undergraduate Transfer Application to apply for admission to Hunter College, in accordance with CUNY guidelines.  On this application, applicants should not declare COMHE as a major unless they have completed all prerequisites, or are in the processes of doing so during the Spring semester.  All transfer students must also complete the UPH departmental major application (see #3)

    Note:
    Students who are completing a final prerequisite should declare an alternative major on their transfer application (e.g., psychology or, preferable, a 2nd major for which they wish to be considered); CUNY will otherwise deny acceptance to both Hunter and the COMHE major in view of incomplete prerequisites. 

    Transfer Application tracking: See Admissions or CUNY UAPC online instructions, or contact Hunter Undergraduate Admissions.
  3. UPH/COMHE online major application (See sample application)

    Both current Hunter AND transfer students must complete the UPH/COMHE online application during the application 'open' period. The application can be completed in one or more sittings by saving the link and returning to the application. DO NOT, however, 'submit' until the application is complete, including unofficial transcript uploads.

    When completing the application, have available unofficial transcripts  from all colleges attended with courses/grades and cumulative GPA. Be prepared to upload these transcripts which are required and, otherwise, not available to the COMHE admissions committee. If currently an active student, do not submit the application before current grades are posted and the upcoming semester registration is complete.
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